Wednesday, December 20, 2023

dec 19 | christmas presence set list

singers | michael hart, brett ziegler, thomas colhoun. melody owen
players | rick colhoun, becca birkner, nelson boschman, zaac pick
readers | ron reed, kaitlin williams, shona struthers, chy liu


ron | scrooge & nephew, by charles dickens (from a christmas carol)
melody | may you find a light  
michael hart | si nous marchons 
kaitlin williams | on buses, by lance odegard 
nelson boschman | o come emmanuel
shona | thanks everyone, by mehgyver 
ron | away from the manger, by bill bunn
becca birkner | always in the season
michael hart | i heard the bells (peace on earth) 
chy | god in the doorway, by annie dillard
zaac pick | finding christmas


ron | engineer's christmas, by richard waller
zaac pick | oh what night
ron | one night in galilee, by tillinghast
melody | o gracious light  
chy | mary's song (blue homespun), by luci shaw 
ron | joseph's lullaby, by ron klug
michael hart | christ child lullaby
zaac pick | maybe this christmas
ron  | no safe place, sheila rosen
melody | sending you light  
ron | a child's christmas in wales, by dylan thomas

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

dec 17 | christmas presence set list

singers | joellel lush-tatum, leora cashe, zaac pick
players | mark bender (bass), lincoln tatum (drums), jaye krebs (piano)
readers | ron reed, heids macdonald

joellel | please come home for christmas 
frederick buechner | emmanuel
zaac | maybe this christmas 
leora | sleigh ride 
joellel | i've got my love to keep me warm 
dina donohue | no room
heids macdonald | there's room
zaac | christmas song
mike mason | commotion!
leora | tidings of comfort and joy 

leora | arias of peace  
zaac | light under the door  
annie dillard | god in the doorway
joellel | who would imagine 
leora | finally christmas day 
annie dillard | feast days
joellel & leora | jesus, what a wonderful child 
charles dickens | a christmas carol 
zaac | finding christmas  

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

dec 11 | Christmas presence set list


jenaya barker | michael hart | stephen thakkar | taylor swindells

becca birkner, bass | rick colhoun, drums 

ron reed | maki yi | shona struthers



charles dickens, scrooge & nephew

jenaya | the holly & the ivy

stephen | (christmas) baby please come home

dina donohue, no room

heids macdonald, there's room - shona

jenaya | evermore 

john blase | a little christmas now 

michael | winter star 

john f. deane | driving to midnight mass in dublin on christmas eve

stephen & jenaya | fairytale of new york

judy graves | god's christmas party

taylor | put the lights on the tree

john henry faulk | a child's christmas in texas

end act one  michael | light of the stable 



jenaya | in the bleak midwinter 

richard waller | santa claus: an engineer's perspective 

stephen | blue christmas

john lekich | a keen sense of occasion

michael | three generations 

frederick buechner | don't be afraid, mary - maki

michael | christ child lullaby 

john howison | reverie

taylor | i wonder as i wander

frederick buechner | emmanuel

michael + audience | joy to the world

links to some of the pieces will be added soon

Monday, December 11, 2023

dec 10 | christmas presence set list

shaun | river
kira | go tell it on the mountain 
ron | seven principles of a successful christmas, by garrison keilor
       evening : a child's christmas in texas, by john henry faulk
jonno saunders | have yourself a merry little christmas
ron | snow angel, by tom carson
shaun | long distance love  
heids | there's room, by heids macdonald
ron | christmas drinks party, from 'shadowlands' by william nicholson
kira | wexford carol 
ron | seth, by david kossoff
katie + kira | soul cake 
ron | the real saint nicholas, by brainstatic etc
shaun | jingle bells
ron | waiting room, by rudi krause
katie | christmas lullaby  
ron | into the darkest hour, by madeleine l'engle
jonno + kira | o come o come emmanuel
heids | upon christ coming, by heids macdonald
jonno | o day of peace 
ron | commotion!, by mike mason
katie | beautiful star of bethlehem
ron | a new man, from 'a christmas carol' by charles dickens
kira | benedictus

the afternoon performance featured 'magi' in place of 'there's room' - both by heids macdonald - and garrison keillor's 'seven principles of a successful christmas' in place of 'a child's christmas in texas'




becca birkner, bass

heids macdonald, reader (evening)

jonno saunders

katie green

kira fondse

rick colhoun, drums

ron reed, reader

shaun verreault

shona struthers, reader (afternoon)

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

dec 12 | christmas presence set list

Jazz Quartet | Joy To The World 

Rober Farrar Capon | Advent

Joellel | This Christmas

Ian Farthing | David Kosoff, A Donkey's Tale

Tom | Please Come Home For Christmas

Ron | Caitlin Flanagan, Charlie Brown's Inside Job

Nelson | Christmas Time Is Here

Ron | Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Christ Climbed Down  

Joellel & Tom | I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Shauna Johannesen | Annie Dillard, God In The Doorway

Jazz Quartet | O Come O Come Emanuel  

Tom | Langston Hughes, Carol of the Brown King

Nelson | Finding Christmas

Ron | Tom Carson, Snow Angel

Tom | Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Ron | Garrison Keillor, The True Meaning of Christmas

Joellel | O Holy Night




Jazz Quartet

James Danderfer

Nelson Boschman

Mark Bender

Lincoln Tatem


Joelle Lush-Tatem
Tom Pickett 

Monday, December 12, 2022

dec 11 | christmas presence set list

Ron | Charles Dickens, Scrooge's Nephew
Kwerks | Soak It Up
Ron | David Sedaris, Santa's Little Helper
Allen | Bethlehem Light
Kaitlin | C-Section
Peter & Lilia | Mary's Song
Ron | Frederick Buechner, Don't Be Afraid, Mary
Garth | Hello Christmas
Rebecca | Dina Donohue, No Room
Ron | U.A. Fanthorpe, The Wicked Fairy at the Manger
Garth | God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Ron | Garrison Keillor, The True Meaning of Christmas
Allen | Bleak Midwinter
Ron | Chisholm, Good Shepherd
Peter | Angels We Have Heard On High
Ron | Annie Dillard, Feast Days
Kwerks | Carry Me

Ron Reed
Kaitlin Williams
Rebecca deBoer

The Kwerks (Laura & Ryan Koch)
Allen Desnoyers
Peter La Grand
Lilia deBoer
Garth Bowen
Rick Colhoun
Becca Birkner
Chris Hawley

Sunday, December 11, 2022

dec 10 | christmas presence set list, tsawwassen

charles dickens | humbug!, from a christmas carol
joelle lush-tatum | let it snow
john dowie | three wise men, from jesus, my boy
allen desnoyers | bethlehem light
frederick buechner | don't be afraid mary, from the faces of jesus
liette desnoyers | magnificat
george connell | nan's sweater
allen desnoyers | gifts of the magi
dina donohue | no room
joelle lush-tatum | have yourself a merry little christmas
allen desnoyers | bleak midwinter
david kossoff | shem
liette desnoyers | christmas angel
david kossoff | seth
joelle lush-tatum | o holy night
robert louis stevenson | christmas prayer